Wulfs off the mark at Highgate

Highgate United v AFC Wulfrunians
 
Midland Premier League Premier League
 
Saturday 5th September 2020
 
A sunny Saturday afternoon, and a trip to South Birmingham for our first League game of the season, and crowds allowed back to watch football, what could be better? An AFC victory on the road maybe?
 
The game started brightly with both teams playing to feet and moving the ball about quickly on a well prepared grass pitch.
 
It was always going to be a close affair and on 24 minutes the home side were ahead following a well worked goal finished by Romario Martin.
 
It wasn’t long before AFC found a reply, the lively Aaron Bishop, back after suspension, hit the post with James Spray firing home the rebound from the edge of the box.
 
For the remainder of the half the visitors looked the stronger team and were probably unhappy to hear the half time interval whistle.
 
HALF TIME: Highgate United 1 AFC Wulfrunians 1
 
The large AFC travelling contingent were in confident mood as the game resumed after the break. But it was Highgate who now looked the more likely side with the AFC defence having to stay strong.
 
However, the visitors always looked dangerous on the break and Bishop went close on two occasions with the Highgate keeper distinguishing himself with two fine saves.
 
Highgate continued to press forward and the mood of optimism was replaced with hoping to hang on for a point. But with ten minutes to go AFC took the lead, Bishop heading home a James Hill corner.
 
The way the team celebrated showed how important this result was as AFC held on during a nervy last ten minutes to bring the three points back to Castlecroft and all is well in the world.
 
FINAL SCORE: Highgate United 1 AFC Wulfrunians 2